The number of billionaires in the world increased while reducing their condition

The number of billionaires in the world increased while reducing their condition


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In the world for the year was 50 people of the state from $1 billion more. But the average billionaire has decreased a research of UBS and PricewaterhouseCoopers

By the end of 2015, there were 1397 billionaires, 50 more than the year before, follows from the joint report of experts of the UBS Bank and the auditing company PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). This year the world list of billionaires has added 210 new members, and 160 of it left.

The combined wealth of the billionaires at the end of 2015, the authors of the study estimated at $5.1 trillion. During the year it decreased by $300 billion, and the capital of the average billionaire has decreased from $4 billion to 3.7 billion.

According to UBS and PricewaterhouseCoopers, the majority of new billionaires (113 of 210) originally from Asia, mainly from China (80). The total number of holders of billion in the Asia-Pacific region (APR) for the year reached 520 (plus 33 people or 7%). In Europe, their number rose by 4% (plus 12), while in the US only 1% (plus five people).

Compared to Europe and the United States in Asia the state not only faster to earn, but also lose the report. By the end of 2015 of the “club of billionaires” out of 80 people in Asia, that is exactly the same as people in the US and Europe combined. 80 40 former billionaires live in China and 16 in India.

Analysts at UBS and PwC noted that the vast majority of magnates Asia (85%) belong to the first generation of billionaires who earned their fortunes themselves and not received by inheritance. The U.S. share of the rich heirs is 33%, in Europe — 54%.

More than a third of all the owners of billions already reached the age of 70 years. On them, according to the authors of the report, accounts for about 40% of the total capital of the global list of billionaires. Analysts expect that in the next 20 years, about 460 of the current billionaires will give their heirs of the state in the amount of $2.1 billion.

According to the American Forbes, the richest of the world’s billionaires is Microsoft co-founder bill gates. In the global ranking of billionaires, which the magazine publishes every spring, its condition was estimated in $75 billion (based on the data of exchange trading and exchange rates on February 12). While the fall in the rankings, updated in real time, gates conceded first place to the founder of the company Zara Amancio Ortega: at that time its condition Forbes estimated at $78 billion — $100 million more than gates. According on October 13, the state of the gates was $81,5 billion, Ortega is $76.6 billion, follows from the data log.